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Riven Audiobook

Riven: The Lost Imperials Series, Book 3

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Two journeys. One inescapable outcome. No time to lose.

What should be a routine mission leaves Ethan with a serious problem. He's fractured - a break between mind and body that leaves him at the mercy of his Rifter abilities, which are quickly tearing him apart. He will have to trust the only person who might know how to fix him, a mysterious Rifter named Stewart Stills, who seems to have a special connection with the time stream.

Forced to face his dark past and a decision he may never forgive himself for, he will be trained unlike any of the others, to become a true guardian for time. If he accepts, it will mean leaving everyone he loves behind. If he refuses, time itself could unravel. After a glimpse of the dark future awaiting them all, he will have to choose between destiny and desire. Will he rise up and take his place as a defender of the natural order, or will he watch as all of time burns at the hands of the girl he loves?

Welcome to the time war.

©2015 Sherry Ficklin (P)2016 Sherry Ficklin

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    Marcia Gritters Byron Center, Michigan, US 03-02-17
    Marcia Gritters Byron Center, Michigan, US 03-02-17
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    "Timerifter series with a twist"
    What made the experience of listening to Riven the most enjoyable?

    Finding out what was going to happen next.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Riven?

    When they are able to turn Ember and get Stein back from Tesla.


    Which character – as performed by James Darcy – was your favorite?

    The Time protector, Stewart Stills.


    Any additional comments?

    The ending was anticlimactic, it left way too much hanging, almost like there should be another book coming. Like the author had a deadline to meet and quick had to end it. Another book needs to happen to explain what happens next.

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    MelHay Adamsburg, PA 12-19-16
    MelHay Adamsburg, PA 12-19-16

    Fantasy & UF reader/blogger/writer. Content Editor. Photographer. I prefer to live in my own version of the world,no matter how weird it is.

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    "The children are remembering, and learning more!"
    What did you like best about this story?

    Oh how the lives of these children are intertwined. With the time travel, we see how the current selves interact with past lives of others. And it's so easy to keep track of who's when! I like the way the authors tell this story of time travel, making it easy to know who, where, and when we are.<br/><br/>We learn more of the Time Stream, and Stills and his connection to it. This is interesting. And the reason we learn it, oh very interesting. I can't tell you the reason because it ties in with the story. You just have to read (or listen) to learn about it too. Then we have a mission when Sisson returns from her travel to the future, things have changed and not for the good. We get to travel to the future with Ethan, Lex, and Sisson. There are some very interesting little, dangerous gadgets they get to use. The reason we travel to the future with Sisson is interesting and I like the way it's described before we go. It makes sense!


    Would you listen to another book narrated by James Darcy?

    James Darcy is a new narrator for me. In the beginning I could hear him taking the breath before speaking a stretch, though this became less obvious within the first chapters. Tesla's rendition here is not a twangy sound like in the previous stories, but more scratchy and deep. James uses his voice to make the differences where it sounded like others had used electronics to help with that twangy sound. I felt like the emotions of Ethan shifted as he talked in sudden ways instead of a smooth transition. Could it have been where new recordings ended and started? I'm not sure as the flow of recording is seamless, no audible clues to the recording sessions. I look through the ebook/print book before I start listening. One thing James doesn't add, and I wish he would have, was the heading of who we are living through. Ethan. There was one stumble, or I think, in one word as he reads through the story, in chapter 7. Overall, James was a nice voice to listen to.


    Any additional comments?

    Each book has a new focus character. This book is on Ethan. We overlap a little bit with some of the events from Prodigal, but Ethan's story is different in the events he lives through and learns of himself. We get to learn the connection of Ethan to the series title. Interesting what we've learned of these special children. With each book I realize how special these children really are.<br/><br/>We had seen Ethan fracture in the previous book. What we didn't see then is Ethan facing his past that's causing this fracture. Ethan must get his emotions under control, learning what happened in his past and facing his fear.<br/><br/>The path the authors take to tell the story is not always the way I would expect to travel. Sometimes it feels like we are going the wrong way, but it's far from that. The path takes us right where the characters need to be. I really enjoyed the journey of Ethan's here and what he learns of himself and around him. Ethan's venture takes place in the same time frame as Prodigal and ends in the same place, but where he goes and what he learns is completely different. And mind-blowing. I'm wondering where the children all go from here, with what they've all learned of themselves and the time. I hope they share it all and we go forward to see what they do.

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    Amazon Customer 11-01-16
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    "Good Story, Great Narration"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, this book is a good mix of time travelling mayhem and steampunk. I really loved the moment when I figured out who some of the main characters actually were.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    It was a good ending that set up the next in the series.


    Which character – as performed by James Darcy – was your favorite?

    The main character Ethan.


    Any additional comments?

    The narration on this book is excellent. The writing is also good, and even though I haven't read the first two books in the series, I was able to figure out what was going on.

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    ejmingerink 10-29-16
    ejmingerink 10-29-16
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    "Good time travel story. Good narration."
    Would you listen to Riven again? Why?

    Yes, I think it was a fun book. I love time-travel stories so this one was really interesting. I'm excited to see where the story goes.


    What other book might you compare Riven to and why?

    I would say it has a steampunk "Doctor Who" feel with all the time traveling that happens.


    What about James Darcy’s performance did you like?

    I did like the narrator. He had a lot of different voices and kept them consistent. I found him engaging and he helped to keep me engaged in the story.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Definitely.


    Any additional comments?

    I would recommend highly.

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